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Scary of std and hiv.

Question: 

Last week i had protected sex with a massage girl.Feew hours later i started having symptoms :Pain and burning in urination.Light fever,Sweating in forehead.Lower abdomen and lower back pain.After 3 days i still had those symptoms and i saw a urologist who did a urine test which came back negative-he said no uti.He gave me medication for gonorrea,chlamydia and trichomoniasis.He also gave me a pill to relif my burning and pain.He also gave me a course of antibiotics fo 7 days.Now today 4 days after i saw the doctor i still have the same symptoms.What should i do.Do you think i got infected with any std?Did i got infected with hiv?Which diseases give you this symptoms 6 hours after protected sex?Please help me i am loosing my mind.

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV through protected vaginal sex and the possible cause of your symptoms. Protected vaginal sex falls under the Low Risk category for the transmission of HIV due to improper use and potential breakage of the condom.

In order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met: There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions. The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles. Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to other causes or infections. Usually the symptoms do not occur in a couple of hours. It takes a few days for the virus to replicate and the onset of symptoms. Some people recently infected with HIV will experience some "flu-like" symptoms. These might include: fever, severe fatigue, night sweats etc. Because HIV tends to mirror other viral infections, testing is the only way to know. You can have HIV and not have any symptoms, and some HIV tests will not show a positive result for as long as 3 months this is referred to as the HIV test window period and has to do with how HIV tests detect the virus.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)